DJ Jones was born on January 19, 1995. He is an American football nose tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss. Jones was drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
On March 17, 2022, DJ Jones signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Denver Broncos.
Jones was widely pursued in football by universities all around the United States after having a strong senior year. At the Scooba, Mississippi-based East Mississippi Community Collegiate, where the 2016 Netflix documentary “Last Chance U” was filmed, Jones started his college career.
Jones was a two-year starter who assisted East Mississippi in winning two NJCAA national championships and a perfect 24-0 record during his two seasons. Jones’s full name is David Oliver Jones.
In the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones was selected by the San Francisco 49ers as the 198th overall pick. Jones is a dependable stopper of the run and a key cog in the defensive line rotation.
His grade against the run has increased each season, from 57.5 as a rookie to 63.9 in 2018, according to the analytical website Pro Football Focus, indicating that he has become better every year.
In 2017 and 2018, he participated in 13 and 22 per cent, respectively, of defensive snaps. On October 27, 2019, Jones sacked Kyle Allen of the Carolina Panthers for the first time in his career.
Who Is DJ Jones’s Girlfriend?
Jones is not dating but is married to a beautiful woman named Kayla Fannin. On the day of their engagement, October 7, 2019, the player proposed to his longtime sweetheart on the field at Levi’s Stadium just before the start of the game against the Cleveland Browns.
In anticipation of the San Francisco 49ers’ Monday Night Football game, Jones made the decision to propose to his girlfriend, Kayla Fannin. Jones diverted his attention from his fiancée and kneeled behind her as Fannin and family were gathering on the sidelines for pregame pictures.
The touching event was broadcast on Levi’s Stadium’s video boards. Jones showed photographs from his wedding to Kayla and announced his engagement on Instagram in 2020.